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the nsa's extraordinary reach saying what they are able to do doesn't necessarily mean what they should be doing. that likely means not spying on foreign leaders who happen to be good friends and allies. across europe, an uproar today. the u.s. ambassador to spain under siege. called on the carpet to explain reports that the nsa was vacuuming up telephone data, tracking 60 million calls in spain in less than a month according to el mundo. germany today called for an investigation into nsa's tapping of angela merkel's personal cell phone. the interior minister said the chancellor was spied on which violates german law. he threatened to expel any u.s. diplomats involved. european parliament members from germany and spain descended on washington demanding answers from congressional intelligence committees and threatening sanctions. >> it is not acceptable for example that espionage on chancellor merkel and others. >> we are asking ourselves if now the u.s. or nsa is considering merkel a terrorist. >> reporter: the president didn't know merkel's phone was targeted. is that possible? the dip
and nsa spying story. all of it coming by leaks by the former u.s. defense contractor edward snowden. tonight's revelations involve very big names in the internet and e-mail world. now big companies are calling for new privacy laws to stop u.s. intelligence agencies from breaking into their data overseas. for more on all of it we turn to our chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell in our d.c. newsroom tonight. andrea, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. the tech companies worry they are losing an arm's race with the nsa which nbc news confirms has been hacking into google and yahoo data centers around the world as fast as the company has put up firewalls. vacuuming up e-mail and phone records. google and yahoo data centers in all corners of the globe reach targets by data collection by nsa and british intelligence. as first reported in the "washington post" they found more documents leaked by edward snowden, hundreds of thousands of e-mails, search queries and other activity collected, decoded and filtered and possible intelligence targets transmitted to the n
: current and former officials say obama may not have known about merkel, but would know that the nsa spied on foreign leaders, including friends. >> the president then, his national security council would be well aware of the types of targets the nsa was targets. that could include allies in europe. >> reporter: merkel, the ally's most powerful politician, grew up in east germany, famous for spying on the citizens, but being eavesdropped by the u.s.? >> don't underestimate her. she has a long memory, and i think it will be a harsh problem for the american/german relations for the next years. >> reporter: the white house is trying to curb the way they control mass records especially here at home. that in the face of growing criticism that america's spy agencies have gone rogue. brian? >> andrea mitchell at the state department for us tonight. andrea, thanks. >>> back to the issue that brings us here in breezy point, this section of coastal new york city. we could not have stood here at the height of the storm that started a year ago tonight. as storms go, remember it was only a category 1.
. and then the edward snowden nsa leaks, raising questions about how much the president may or may not have known. in september, more of a slide because of the president's indecision on whether to attack syria. and now, between the government shutdown and the bungled health care rollout, he hit an all time low of 42%. getting close to president bush's number. obama buy og refer sees a trend. >> he works at a different timetable than everybody else. sometimes he's ahead of the curve. sometimes he's behind the curve. the question is will he get back up. >> reporter: in the past, even when the president experienced a dip in his job rating his personal likability never took a hit. this time, more folks view him negatively, 45% than positively, 41%. >> david axelrod believes that is due to this appearance of detachment on issues like health care and nsa. >> he needs to step up his visibility on these questions. i have no doubt he's doing it internally because i know how he operates, but the public needs to see that. and that's what's driving some of those personal ratings down. >> and he keeps saying
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